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Beasts is a 1976 British television series. Written by Nigel Kneale, it is an anthology of six self-contained episodes that feature the recurring theme of bestial horror. The series was made by ATV for the ITV Network.
# Title Original air date
1 "Special Offer" 16 October 1976
Pauline Quirke stars as a shop assistant whose unrequited love for her manager prompts a paranormal revenge.
2 "During Barty's Party" 23 October 1976
Starring Anthony Bate, a middle-class couple's life becomes overturned by rats.
3 "Buddyboy" 30 October 1976
Featuring Martin Shaw and a disused aquarium haunted by the spirit of a dolphin.
4 "Baby" 6 November 1976
Starring Simon MacCorkindale as a newlywed whose wife's pregnancy falls foul of ancient witchcraft.
5 "What Big Eyes" 13 November 1976
Features Michael Kitchen as an RSPCA inspector investigating a man (Patrick Magee) who is trying to turn himself into a wolf.
6 "The Dummy" 20 November 1976
Shows the psychological effect on an actor (Bernard Horsfall) who regularly plays a monster in horror films.
The series was released on DVD by Network DVD in 2006. This set also included a similarly themed TV play called Murrain that Kneale had written for ITV's Against the Crowdseries in 1975.